[asdf-devel] recursiveness of :FORCE

Gary King gwking at metabang.com
Thu Jun 25 19:21:01 UTC 2009

Hi Tobias,

I agree with you.

There was a brief and inconclusive discussion of this recently. I'll  
resurrect it and make a summary soon (by this weekend) and then we can  
move forward!

On Jun 25, 2009, at 1:11 PM, Tobias C. Rittweiler wrote:

> When I use :FORCE, in most cases I do want to recompile solely the
> specified system, not all its dependencies.
> In my ideal world, :FORCE T would recompile the specified system only,
> and :FORCE :ALL would recompile it along its dependencies.
> Of course that would be backwards-incompatible, so perhaps better  
> stick
> with the current behaviour for :FORCE T, but add :FORCE :SYSTEM, or
> :FORCE :SHALLOW, or similiar.
>  -T.
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